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Kurt Lewin Theory

by Cam
(New York, NY)

I read somewhere that Kurt Lewin developed the theory of association, which was the forerunner of behaviorism. I have been trying to find more information about Kurt Lewin's theory of association, but I could not find the literature. Does anyone know if he did in fact develop this theory? If so, can you provide me with some information? Thank you.

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I don't think he did!
by: Kalisha

Kurt Lewin is well-known for his contributions to various psychological theories and concepts. However, I don't think he developed the theory of association. He is, however, renowned for his work in the areas of social psychology, gestalt psychology, and his groundbreaking contributions to the field of group dynamics.

Lewin is also famous for his force field theory, which emphasizes the interplay between driving forces and restraining forces in determining behavior and change. He also introduced the concept of "life space" and contributed significantly to the understanding of group processes, leadership styles, and social behavior.

Behaviorism, on the other hand, is a distinct psychological perspective that emerged primarily in the early 20th century, with key figures such as John B. Watson and B.F. Skinner. Behaviorism focuses on the study of observable behaviors and the influence of the environment on shaping and controlling those behaviors.

If you're interested in learning more about Kurt Lewin's contributions and theories, I would recommend exploring his work on social psychology, group dynamics, and his concepts related to human behavior in various contexts.

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